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BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 04 2018

Globe and Mail The extra load that professors of colour have to bear Currently, there is a push for Canadian universities to take such unpaid work into account, particularly when it comes to assessing professors and instructors for promotion and tenure. Ottawa Citizen Virtual abduction scam in Calgary targets international students A virtual abduction scam […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 01 2018

Vancouver Sun UBC president pens letter to Ottawa to help alumna jailed in Saudi Arabia Santa Ono has penned a letter to the federal government asking for help for alumna Loujain Al-Hathloul, a women’s rights activist and former UBC student jailed in Saudi Arabia. Niagara Falls Review Brock announces Caribbean scholarship in St. Catharines’ twin […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 31 2018

Toronto Star This professor wants to see more Indigenous knowledge in chemistry education A group of chemists and Indigenous leaders have their “ion” reconciliation. CBC Review proposes transforming Aurora College into polytechnic university A highly anticipated review of Aurora College begun last year has now been released, and it recommends Aurora College be transformed into […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 30 2018

Globe and Mail York University beats its own strike record, divides Ontario Liberals, NDP The 13-week strike at York University is officially the longest labour dispute at the institution, and the longest strike at an English-speaking university in Canada. Times Colonist Royal Roads, Songhees Nation forge new path for land Royal Roads University and the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 29 2018

Toronto Star Kathleen Wynne says you may not like her but she can protect against the danger her rivals would pose Wynne has promised to recall the legislature “swiftly,” if she is re-elected, to force 3,000 striking York University contract faculty and teaching assistants back to work after three months on the picket lines. Global […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 28 2018

CBC UNB women’s hockey team plays first game this fall The UNB women’s hockey program was cut in 2008 and only reinstated after a former player’s challenge through the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission. CTV Carleton’s professors, instructors have a new contract The university announced late Sunday night it had reached a tentative collective agreement […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 25 2018

CBC St. Thomas University takes province to court to get funding details The university wants the government to reveal how much money it provides to other universities in New Brunswick. Toronto Star Ontario student voters look for student loan relief, mental-health services One of the most pressing concerns for college and university students, as the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 23 2018

Times Higher Education Universities ‘must not retreat from challenges of post-truth era’ Dawn Freshwater, vice-chancellor of the University of Western Australia, said that evidence-based policy was vital during times of political stability. CBC Large companies join forces to hire 40,000 Canadian youth Eight large companies have joined forces under the banner Opportunity for All Youth […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 22 2018

Saskatoon StarPhoenix Congress is a big draw for the University of Regina and the city. Here’s why The University of Regina is preparing to host thousands of out-of-towners at Congress 2018. Here are the details. CBC ‘It’s time’ Ontario regional chief says of establishing a First Nations university Isadore Day says the institution would have […]


Globe and Mail Political correctness vs. progress: Michelle Goldberg and Jordan Peterson each make their case ahead of Munk debate Conservatives think progressives worry too much about “political correctness” – words and attitudes that include, protect and above all don’t offend. Montreal Gazette Quebec boosts funding to universities, deregulates foreign tuition Universities will get $1.5 […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 17 2018

TIME ‘Fight Our Tribal Mindset.’ Read Justin Trudeau’s Commencement Address to NYU Graduates Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered the commencement address for New York University on Wednesday. CBC City of Windsor says it was unprepared for influx of international students St. Clair College recently took in more than 3,000 international students for the summer […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 16 2018

CBC McGill University to offer bursary in memory of Quebec City mosque victims The university’s advancement office launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $60,000 to offer the Centre culturel islamique de Québec Memorial Award in perpetuity. CBC University in Yellowknife? That’s up for discussion at city council Yellowknife city council is weighing the benefits of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 15 2018

Globe and Mail Opinion: Should universities inform parents when their children have mental-health issues? Suicide is a leading cause of death in this age group, second only to motor-vehicle crashes, André Picard writes. Globe and Mail Opinion: To increase Canadian innovation, take a lesson from our AI successes McGill, the Universities of Montreal, Toronto and […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 14 2018

Globe and Mail Halifax university under scrutiny over residential schools course assigned to white professor Mount Saint Vincent University assigned a course about Canada’s residential schools to a non-Indigenous professor, something activists say undermines reconciliation efforts. Maclean’s York University strike: students must drop classes to get compensation As the labour disruption approaches its eleventh week, […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 11 2018

Calgary Herald Thinking of a career in cannabis? MRU has a course for you Beginning in September, Mount Royal University will offer three courses aimed at helping students break into the recreational and medical cannabis industries. CBC McGill University appoints special investigator for sexual misconduct complaints The university admits it can do better and says […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 10 2018

CBC Indigenous advisers meet with Lakehead University president over law school concerns ‘I think we were heard,’ said one member of the Lakehead law school’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee. Pacific Standard More American students are being lured to Canadian universities The Canadian government issued 6,349 study permits to Americans in 2016, up from 5,683 the previous […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 09 2018

Telegram MUN not seeking more from domestic students during budget crunch The university is set to continue its tuition freeze for Newfoundland and Labrador students, while raising tuition for other Canadians and international students. CBC UWindsor prof lauded for work to prevent sexual violence against young women Charlene Senn said her work addresses the fact […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 08 2018

CBC Mi’kmaq national flag now flies high at UPEI “This is a historic moment,” says UPEI president Alaa Abd-El-Aziz. National Post Court says schools can be liable for suicides but clears MIT Schools can be held liable for student suicides in certain circumstances, Massachusetts’ highest court said Monday in a ruling that also cleared the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 07 2018

Saskatoon StarPhoenix U of S, Sask. Polytechnic team up with Canadian Space Agency to send satellite into orbit Thanks to a $200,000 grant from the CSA, a small cube satellite — designed, built and operated by Saskatchewan students — will take orbit around the Earth in 2021. CBC N.B. university, college students collaborate to launch […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 04 2018

Globe and Mail Ontario eyes tuition transparency in international student strategy report Among other things, the Ontario government would like universities to ensure international students know how much they will pay for their degree when they register for a program. Globe and Mail Sexual assault policies at universities have students asking: Are these new systems […]